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News: ICS issues new Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers

29 May 2020

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The new version 2.0 builds on the previous guidance issued in March, providing comprehensive recommendations on:

  • Safe port entry
  • Shipboard measures to address risks associated with COVID-19
  • Managing an outbreak of COVID-19 on board ships
  • Managing other medical issues during COVID-19, including medical assistance to seafarers in ports

More details are available on the ICS website.

The guide is available for download on the right.